A school that started with one classroom block and 400 students currently boasts of a fully flanged campus with over 1200 students with a teaching staff of 50 members headed by Fr. Benedict Kaweesa and has also produced 10 priests.
At the celebrations led by the Vicar General of Kampala Archdiocese Msgr. Charles Kasibante, he first paid tribute to the late Fr. Kasibante for his foundation pillars of having a sound academic institution that is ready to build a whole round citizen to this country has been protected in the 25 years of existence. Msgr. Kasibante noted that Catholic Institutions need to be mindful of the challenges of the world where people want to do what pleases them, taking abuses, violence, murders, and indiscipline as normal while others misinterpret the principle of human rights and freedom once not checked society will be lost He encouraged the school and the 40 students who were confirmed and later took solemn profession to always seek the guidance of the holy spirit that will give them virtues of; Love, joy, humility, self-control, peace, kindness, truthfulness and hard work by the grace of God.
He emphasized to Students who were confirmed to take the word of God, be people of integrity and soldiers of Christ if they are to be counted as the salt in their community. Msgr. Kasibante laid a foundation stone for the girls’ dormitory and blessed Mother Mary’s portrait donated by the staff for the school’s Grotto yet to be constructed. It was donated by Mrs. Kiberu.
Meanwhile, Schools, institutions, and individual well-wishers have come to the rescue of St. Augustine’s College Wakiso whose senior three boys’ dormitory has gutted fire on July 16th completely getting destroyed. The School’s headteacher Fr. Benedict Kaweesa made a passionate appeal for rescue and nearby schools, centenary bank and the mayor of Wakiso have contributed at least items capable of re-roofing the dormitory and plastering, buying beds and utilities for students are still missing.
Besides the generous contribution from the will-wishers Fr. Kaweesa is grateful to God that they did not experience any physical injury to any person. The chairman old students association Rotarian Francisco Ssemwanga who had come to present their contribution of 100 bags of cement towards the construction of the girls’ dormitory encouraged parents to rally behind the headteacher at this trying moment and give him support and students instead of developing fear and take away their children.
Story By Radio Sapientia